Entrepreneurship

Business Transformation Is All About Feedback

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We aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance management; processes, ratings, manuals, competency frameworks, forms, collective labor agreements, etc.

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Six Innovative Ways to Grow Your Digital Start-up

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You’ve got the idea. The website’s being built. Technology elements are being integrated. Social media channels have been set up. So what’s left to be done? Here are six innovative approaches that you probably haven’t considered, which can help make a big difference to the growth your start-up achieves in the early stages – and which will support you over the longer-term too.

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Intrapreneurship on the Rise

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What's going on with intrapreneurship? Initiatives seem to multiply in France. Nicolas Bry analyses a few causes, goes through signs of movement like Les Hacktivateurs recent association, and show how Orange open innovation actions complements internal innovation. Finally, he demonstrates how the 4 principles supporting Rapid Innovation are a great framework to sustain intrapreneurship.

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The Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google)

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IBM Learning is now developing a completely different set of competencies which they encapsulate and describe as an ‘adaptive learner’. Stating that “innovation is the art of combination” where designers, developers, and engineers (and supervisors, managers and leaders) are required to combine their ‘expert intuition’ (and knowledge, skills and experience) with ‘strategic intuition’ (and innovative thinking).

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Do VCs Really Want Innovators? What to do when the VC says ‘No Dice’

Startup entrepreneurs look eagerly towards the venture capital community, seeing the myth of a big pot of money ready to be given away to worthy ventures. Advisors, business school professors, and a lot of people who ought to know better, see VC funding as a given for far too many ventures, when in reality, there are a lot of great ideas that never get a single dollar in funding.

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